Chris Parker earns membership in 30+ Club


Christopher Dean Parker has earned membership in the prestigious Haywood High School 30+ Club by scoring a 30 on his ACT exam. A senior, he is the son of Master Sergeant (Ret) John Mark and Bette Parker. Christopher is a member of the Junior Bank Board, Spanish Club, Bible Club, Beta Club, and Kitty Hawk Air Society. He also attended the American Legion Boys State conference where he was selected as a rifleman for the Color Guard team and held office as Public Works Commissioner.

Christopher has been a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC program for three years and will be completing his fourth year as a senior where he will lead the Corps as Cadet Group Commander. His numerous awards include: Air Force Association Award, National Sojourner’s Award, Outstanding Cadet Ribbon two years in a row, and the Superior Performance Ribbon. Christopher has been a member of the Unarmed and Armed Regulation Drill Teams for three years and is currently a member of the Color Guard Team.

Christopher plans to attend the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, or Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, to pursue a career as a Military Aviator.

Other members of this HHS elite academic 30+ Club are 2012 graduates Reeves Garrett, Taylor Primrose, Seth Tillman, Kaitlyn Schwarz, Madison Eubanks, Daniel Evans and Kaylee Avant, seniors Molly McAdams and Rebecca Pearson. The club was organized in the 2009-2010 school year with Anna Baumheckel and Andrew Pearson as the charter members. Other members are Audrey Pattat, Alex Primrose, Nathan Peace and Breanne Sills, who graduated in 2010 and 2011.